Secondary amenorrhea

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Secondary amenorrhea is the lack of period for at least 3 months [1] at any time after menarche of the reproductive female.

Causes

The causes of secondary amenorrhea can be hormonal or uterine.

Hormonal anovulation can be caused by pregnancy, hypothyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, hypothalmic factors (potentially caused by brain tumours, polycystic ovarian syndrome, malnutrition or late onset congenital hyperplasia.

Uterine amenorrhea can be caused by endometrial failure, such as in Asherman's Syndrome.

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